Wednesday, December 13, 2006
A gentleman named Brian called and e-mailed me about a movement called Appeal for Redress. In his words:
Let me introduce myself in case you don't already know me. My name is Brian and I hold the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard and have served for 9.5 years as a Medic. I also expect to go career and eventually earn my Commission as an Officer as a nurse or a Chaplain. I proudly served from 2003 to 2005 Stateside in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I speak solely in my own capacity as a citizen and as a voter. Recently, 10 Armed Forces members, including myself, were interviewed on 60 Minutes in regards to the Appeal for Redress. A few have already been to Iraq and by the time the 60 Minutes piece airs a gentleman will very likely be on his second tour. The Appeal for Redress is a *legal* and *respectful* way for Active Duty Members to show their concern to their Congress Members. Some will say that what we're doing is not legal. Let me assure you it is legal and those that would have you think otherwise are very mistaken or either too lazy to look up the regulations for themselves. We are backed by GI rights lawyers and several Active Duty Members have gone through their appropriate chain of command to make sure all is well and legal. Please visit: http://www.AppealForRedress.org
Check it out.